Interior Finishing

Applying a finish coat to plywood can be expensive, time-consuming, and give inconsistent results. Is there a better way? Yes. We recommend ariaply, a prefinished plywood panel direct from Austral Plywoods.  Backed by a 7 year coating warranty, ariaply will give you a perfect, high quality finish - every time. To purchase ariaply, contact a stockist near you.

ariaply is available in 6 attractive colours to suit any project.

Purchasing prefinished plywood reduces production times and increases productivity by offering a finished panel that can be used in a wide variety of interior applications. Since these prefinished products are ready for processing upon arrival, they give woodworkers the ability to complete a project faster and more efficiently.

Other benefits of ordering prefinished panels include:

  • Efficient for getting a finish on hard-to-finish areas, like drawers and cabinet interiors.
  • Consistent finish with every panel guaranteed: color and gloss level.
  • Cost effective – cheaper than finishing in-house for those surfaces. No sanding. Less labor.
  • Two pack polyurethanes are also recommended, providing a non-yellowing finish with outstanding chemical and abrasion resistance. This finish has excellent durability due to its colour fastness to UV light, thereby providing maximum gloss and colour retention. Applications such as laboratory bench tops, school desks and decorative flooring require this type of hard-wearing finish.

    Important - Before using oil based coatings & stains, ensure that they are compatible with Hoop Pine plywood.  Although we do recommend water based finishes, stains from Livos Australia have been tested and approved by Austral Plywoods as being suitable for use with Hoop Pine plywood.  Other oil based coatings are not recommended on plywood where the finished job will be subject to close scrutiny. Other oil based coatings tend to penetrate the face veneer of the plywood and strongly highlight the natural figure in the timber, darkening it considerably. In many applications this may not be desirable. Other oil based stains also tend to swell the grain of the surface veneer, again potentially disfiguring the plywood.

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